African American mothers of early adolescents: Perceptions of two generations

Jill Dohrmann, Jill Dohrmann, Paris Strom, Dianne Griswold, Troy Beckert, Shirley Strom, Elsie Moore, Kathryn Nakagawa

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This study sought to determine how 271 African American mothers of 10- to 14-year-olds viewed their strengths and limitations as parents and to detect how 292 children from this age group perceived the parent performance of their mothers. Significant generational differences were found in four of six scales and 30 of 60 items on the Parent Success Indicator. The independent variable with the greatest influence on how both generations saw parent success was the amount of time they spent together.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-417
Number of pages24
JournalYouth and Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)


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